Sunday, June 22, 2008

Apostolic Succession

If my grandmother were still alive, she would be turning 100 this week.

When she was 81, her pastor approached her about becoming an elder. The nominating committee wanted someone who would be a good representative and advocate for the oldest genertion of that congregation. She was surprised, but she agreed. She was ordained an elder about 9 months before I was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.

That meant that at the point in the ordination service when they call all ministers and elders forward for the laying on of hands, my grandmother's hand was there among the others.

Which is all the apostolic succession I need.

6 comments:

Songbird said...

Beautiful.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'll bet that made it a doubly joyful experience.

Very cool

SpookyRach said...

Very cool.

jledmiston said...

I'm so glad she (and you) said "yes."

zorra said...

I love it.

Katherine said...

so lovely.